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% Still in Field by Major

This list shows the spot rate of alumni who stayed in their field after graduation for each major, obtained from the 26,896 alumni who have taken our survey. Students leave their "field/major" for a number of reasons -- usually insufficient salary, job satisfaction, or employment rates.

The number of surveys, years, major, motivation levels and tenacity of the reviewer all play a role.

Not all the numbers are statistically significant -- they are generated from varying survey data -- use your best judgement
Major (sort)# Still in Field Rate
Archaeology  
15
53.3%
Preparatory  
17
52.9%
Meteorology  
17
64.7%
Nuclear Engineering  
18
44.4%
Radiological Sciences  
18
55.6%
Nutrition  
18
44.4%
Astronomy  
20
60.0%
PreVet and Veterinary  
21
52.4%
Genetics  
22
45.5%
PreDent and Dentistry  
24
45.8%
Cultures/ Civilization  
25
36.0%
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science  
25
52.0%
Linguistics  
28
46.4%
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science  
28
64.3%
Industrial Design  
29
37.9%
Athletics/ Training  
32
46.9%
Urban Planning  
33
45.5%
Zoology  
35
48.6%
Telecommunications  
36
75.0%
Naval Engineering  
37
56.8%
Animal Studies  
38
57.9%
Architecture & Urban Planning Department  
40
50.0%
Natural Resources  
40
55.0%
Public Health  
41
53.7%
Music - Composition/ Theory  
45
44.4%
Video/ Media  
47
55.3%
Kinesiology  
51
49.0%
Automotive Engineering  
56
53.6%
Agriculture/ Horticulture  
58
53.5%
Public Policy  
61
57.4%
Interior Design  
63
55.6%
Pharmacy  
66
81.8%
Industrial Operations Engineering  
71
69.0%
School of Information  
74
77.0%
Undecided  
75
49.3%
Chemical Engineering  
92
66.3%
Anthropology  
99
50.5%
Aerospace Engineering  
103
65.1%
Social Work  
106
66.0%
Perfomance Arts  
107
50.5%
PreMed and Medical  
112
68.8%
Physics  
115
64.4%
Architecture  
119
78.2%
Music Education  
125
62.4%
PreLaw and Legal  
129
64.3%
Philosophy  
131
36.6%
Computer Engineering  
134
76.9%
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc.  
144
43.1%
Geography and Geosciences  
146
68.5%
Civil Engineering  
157
74.5%
Music - Performance  
164
56.1%
Journalism  
168
60.1%
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc  
185
56.2%
Finance  
193
72.5%
Chemistry  
206
64.6%
Sociology  
207
58.5%
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc  
214
69.2%
Criminal  
233
57.5%
Math  
242
66.1%
Mechanical Engineering  
291
77.7%
Electrical Engineering  
298
75.2%
Nursing  
378
80.4%
Art & Design Department  
395
56.2%
Religion/ Religious  
397
58.4%
Accounting  
433
71.1%
Economics  
451
65.4%
Engineering Department  
467
32.3%
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)  
540
41.7%
Communications  
611
62.4%
Biology  
616
65.3%
Political Science  
669
55.0%
Psychology  
674
60.4%
English  
687
55.8%
Computer Science  
699
78.7%
Education  
1089
71.1%
Other  
1309
55.2%
Business - Management and Administration  
1923
68.6%

Business - Management and Administration Major unemployment rate

_Business - Management and AdministrationAll Majors
Unemployed%8%8
Minimum Wage%3%4
All Others%88%87
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Business - Management and Administration?

Going Well%84
Not Going Well%16
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Business - Management and Administration say that their life is going well? It could be interpreted in terms of stress, salary, long hours, future prospects, etc. *** not counting those currently in grad school

Graduates who stayed in Business - Management and Administration

Still in Field%69
Got out%31
More: All Majors Still in field ??? A high "got out" percentage can be interpreted a couple of ways -- for instance, perhaps the major is a great stepping stone to becoming a totally different career -- like a doctor. Or perhaps the jobs one gets with the major just aren't that great. *** not counting those currently in grad school

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